Jay Bouwmeester - Updated Dec 2023

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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada

Jay Bouwmeester

Jay Bouwmeester is a popular and professional ice hockey sports player who hails from Edmonton town which is in Alberta, Canada. As of now, Jay is playing in National Hockey League (NHL) for the team, St. Louis Blues.

Early Life

The athlete’s full name is Jay Daniel Bouwmeester. Jay’s birthdate is 27th September 1983 and his birthplace is Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Likewise, the ice hockey player is a Canadian native. As of 2022, his age must be thirty-eight years old and his sun sign is Libra. Jay Bouwmeester’s parents are father, Dan Bouwmeester, and mother, Gena Bouwmeester. His father was a professional ice hockey player who used to play for the University of Alberta Golden Bears hockey team. Dan was also a coach in Edmonton whereas his mother is a housewife.

Additionally, the athlete even has an elder sister and her name is Jill Bouwmeester. The siblings grew up together. Regarding the ice hockey player’s educational background, Jay went to McNally High School. At the time of his school days, Jay was playing baseball and also soccer. As a child, Jay was very interested in playing ice hockey and the inspiration for that was his father. In the year 1996, Jay played for the first time in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament for the mini-ice hockey team.

Jay Bouwmeester

Caption: Jay when he was young (Source: TypePad)

Career and Professional Life

Jay Bouwmeester was present in 17 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) from the side of the Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames, and also St. Louis Blues. The athlete was a 1st round selection, 3rd overall, of the Panthers at the NHL Entry Draft in the year 2002. In the year 2003, Jay got the title of being on the NHL All-Rookie Team and has been playing 7 seasons in the Panthers firm. It was all after he became a substitute to the Calgary Flames in the year 2009, together with whom Jay played 4 seasons.

After that, the athlete was sent to the Blues in the year 2013. Jay then did one of the longest Iron Man streaks in NHL history after appearing straightly in seven hundred thirty-seven everyday season matches between the years 2004 and 2014. The athlete was then present in the NHL All-Star Games of the years 2007 and 2009. Luckily, the athlete then became the winner of the Stanley Cup being a part of the Blues in the year 2019. At the same time, Jay turned out to become the 29th member of the Triple Gold Club.

Jay Bouwmeester has internationally represented Canada several times. Then, Jay was present in the 3 World Junior Championships straightly between the years 2000 and 2002. There he won a silver and other 2 bronze medals. In the year 2002, Jay made his first appearance together with the senior national team and eventually became the winner of the 1st of 2 straight World Championship names. In the year 2004, Jay became a part of the World Cup Hockey championship team. Jay even became the winner of a gold medal together with Canada at the Winter Olympics in the year 2014.

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Caption: Jay holding his trophy (Source: Bleedin’ Blue)

Jay Bouwmeester – Net Worth 2022

Being an excellent and popular athlete, Jay has been earning good fortune in his professional career. As of 2020, Jay has a stunning net worth of around $50 million. The primary source of income for Jay Bouwmeester is his only career as an athlete. The athlete is currently living a luxurious life together with his family and also owns 2 luxury cars. Apart from this, there is no more information regarding Jay’s salary and assets.

Relationship Status

Jay Bouwmeester is a happily married personality and is living together with his family. The name of his wife is Devon Cunningham and their wedding was in the year 2011. His wife, Devon Cunningham is a Dermatology Nurse and was serving in a hospital for almost six years.

Devon quit her profession and work after she got married to the athlete and started being just a housewife. Before getting married, the couple had already dating each other for a long time. Also, the couple has three kids and their names are Linna Bouwmeester and Carys Bouwmeester. However, there is no information about their 3rd kid.

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Caption: Jay with her family (Source: Dreshare)


On 11th February 2020, the athlete went into cardiac arrest and passed away on the bench at the time of a game opposite Anaheim Ducks. After that day, the athlete has victoriously reclaimed, however, his athletic career seems to be confusing because of the dangerous injury. Critically, there is no verification about this matter from Jay or his agents.

In addition to that, the recent world pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the NHL, and because of this, the league has been canceled until the next announcement. Apart from this, the professional athlete has not been in any controversy or rumors.

Jay Bouwmeester – Body Measurements

Regarding the athlete’s physical appearance, Jay has a good height of 6 feet 4 inches or 193 cm or 1.93 m. Jay also has a good body weight of around 98 kg or 215 lbs. Likewise, the athlete has a pair of gray eyes with dark brown hair color. Jay Bouwmeester wears a shoe size of 11 (UK). In addition to that, Jay Bouwmeester has good and healthy physical statistics and it is obvious because he is an athlete. The athlete has a muscular body type and a dashing personality.

Social Media

Talking about the athlete’s presence on social media, Jay is not very active on social media platforms. Jay neither uses Instagram nor Twitter and also nor Facebook. Just like Jay, his wife, Devon Cunningham also never acted on any of the social media platforms. Both of them have been very private and secretive when it comes to their personal lives. In addition, both of them always prefer to keep a low profile and do not want anyone to interfere in their lives.